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Fire towers were built to provide visibility, to give lookouts a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding forest so they could pinpoint smoke and prevent bigger fires. Before towers, open summits on some mountains provided opportunities for scouts keeping an eye on enemy movements. Black Mountain’s [...]
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Summer camping in the Pacific Northwest is a bit of a blood sport, from securing reservations to overcrowded campgrounds. Yet winter doesn’t quite lend itself to muddy, wet tent camping — when available. Luckily, a range of public and private outdoors-ish options await the intrepid and timid [...]